Birnam Hill Race

ResultsAnother Saturday another hill race, this time at Birnam which is pretty close to where I live so travel should have been easy. However, due to well-meaning but ill-starred efforts to give other people a lift, which failed miserably I…

Blairgowrie Hill Race

Went along to Blairgowrie highland games earlier today and took part in the hill race. Its marked in the calendar as 400m of climb but its nothing like that ......the organisers say its about 300 feet of climb which is probably understating…

Drumnadrochit-Achmony

ResultsJonathan Weir gave myself and davie Duncan a lift up to Drumnadrochit yesterday and on the way we went past Manny and Brenda's place to collect the trophy Manny won last year as he was unable to defend it this time. Great wee hurl up…

Craigengower – Straiton

Headed off down to deepest Ayrshire on Saturday to do the race at Straiton. Never been there before so was pleasantly surprised to find it was a picture postcard village sitting in a bowl in the hills and the route was pretty straightforward.…

Uists part 2 – Ben Kenneth

On Sunday we drove down to the Heather-thatched hostel at Howmore in South Uist and managed to get accommodation in what must be one of the most laid back arrangements ever....the warden was rarely seen and you left your money in a jar on an…

Oxton gala hill race

In my quest to run every proper hill race in the calendar I headed off down to Oxton south of Dalkeith on Saturday. Start was at 12:30 in a great wee games field with the sun beating down but, thankfully, a cool breeze. The race doesn't have…

Knock Hill Race

Travelled through to Crieff last night and had a cracking run in the rescheduled Knock Hill Race. It must have clashed as there were only 30 or so runners. It was a lovely wee route of 8k with mostly runnable trail and a few tough little digs.…

Ben Sheann

ResultsThis may be a small race but it is a classic. Even the plethora of midges couldn't spoil the enjoyment of this race. Alistadair Anthony won in 27:17. There were 7 Westie men in attendance.6th Alan Gilkison 31:2711th Graham Kelly 32:1812th…

Peebles Gypsy Glen

Last night I was the only Westie, unless there were some stealth Westies wearing other gear, in this wee race which I'd never done before. The race starts at the Gytes Leisure centre in Peebles and finishes in Victoria Park and does not follow…

Hunters Bog Trot

Hunter's Bog Trot today had a record field of around 150 which delayed the start 10 minutes or so. Conditions were really good for the race and there were 3 Westies taking part, JD the Younger, myself, and the Grim dishevelled chap from the…